Women's and maternity care at Southampton's university hospitals have been rated among the best in the world.
The Princess Anne Hospital has been named in a list of 129 top specialist care centres globally by an American magazine 'Newsweek'.
On top of that, Southampton General Hospital was ranked 24th out of 80 in a list of the best hospitals in the UK.
A total of 1,000 hospitals from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Israel featured in the groundbreaking ranking project.
Dr Derek Sandeman, Medical Director at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“We really are delighted to be recognised among the best hospitals in the world and UK and it is testament to the quality and dedication of staff throughout the organisation who are constantly pushing the boundaries and striving for excellence.
“Our hospitals are ranked alongside some of the most esteemed institutions in global healthcare, with our maternity and women’s services among the best in the world, so this is an amazing feat and something we can be extremely proud of.”